Phoenix King Caledor I (Imrik)
After the massacre of the Shrine of Asuryan, once more the Elf realms were plunged into turmoil. Malekith and his followers fled north to Nagarythe. Leaderless, the High Elves did not pursue. Frantic consultations were held between the few surviving princes, the Chief Priest of the Shrine of Asuryan and the Captain of the Phoenix Guard. It was decided that there was only one Elf capable of the task. The third Phoenix King was to be Imrik, who upon his succession took the name Caledor the First. He was the grandson of the famous mage of that name, Caledor the Dragontamer.
Although he lacked his grandsire's gift for magic, Caledor was a great warrior and general. At the time of the murders in the Shrine of Asuryan he was hunting in Chrace. He was still with his companions high in the mountains when the messengers located him and informed him of the disaster at the Shrine, and the council's decision to elect him king. Moment later, one of the most famous events in Elf history took place. Malekith had despatched a band of assassins to slay the new Phoenix King and they arrived after the messenger from the shrine, attacking immediatly. There were dozens of them and they would have overpowered the future king had not a band of Chracian hunters happened upon the battle and intervened.
These powerful mountain-dwelling Elves leapt among the Naggarothi assassins and cut them down, saving Caledor's life.
Afterwards, Caledor declared that he could want no better bodyguard than theses hunters, and asked them to accompany him on his quest to the shrine. The hunters accepted, and thus were founded the White Lions of Chrace. With full and prosper ceremony he walked through the sacred fire and was accepted as pure by god Asuryan.
The legions of Nagarythe swept down from their grim realm, bearing the banner of Malekith before them. Caledor raised his own standard and called for all true Elves to join him in defence of the realm. With full and prosper ceremony he walked through the sacred fire and was accepted as pure by god Asuryan.
The legions of Nagarythe swept down from their grim realm, bearing the banner of Malekith before them. Caledor raised his own standard and called for all true Elves to join him in defence of the realm. Civil war engulfed Ulthuan and the colonies. In strenght the two sides were equally matched. The Elves of Nagarythe were numerous and well-versed in sorcery and warfare, being those grim Elves who had followed Aenarion after he took up the Sword of Khaine. Howerer, the new Phoenix King could call on the mighty Dragon-riders of Caledor and the legions of the Phoenix Guard.